Tigers take series opener at Rice to improve to 31-19
2012 Made 40 starts behind the plate and played in 44 total games ... Hit .231 with nine RBI and 15 runs scored ... Threw out 17-for-59 base stealers (29 percent) ... Second on the team with seven sacrifice bunts ... Went 2-for-3 with a run scored at UL Monroe (3/6) ... Threw out three base stealers, including two at third base, against Austin Peay (3/13) ... Posted back-to-back two hit games against Tulane (3/31, 4/1) ... Was 1-for-2 with RBI and run scored at Tennessee (4/4) ... Went 2-for-3 with run scored in series finale against East Carolina (4/15) ... Notched first career double in 2-for-3 effort against UAB (5/4) ... Went 1-for-2 with RBI double in win at Missouri (5/13) ... Earned C-USA All-Tournament Team honors with two RBI in the four games, highlighted by a 2-for-2 performance against Rice (5/24).
Prep Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 40th round of the 2011 MLB Draft, but elected to pursue college baseball...Lettered two seasons behind the plate for head coach Tim Fanning at Glennwood, and two seasons for skipper Dan Drapal at Seaholm High in Birmingham, Mich...Shined in his senior season, hitting .552 with 16 doubles, two home runs, 57 RBI and 27 walks...Threw out 22 of 23 base stealers...Had a standout junior season at GHS, leading the Gators to a 38-6 finish and the 2010 AISA Class AAA State title...Hit .496 with 63 hits, 57 RBI, 29 runs, 14 doubles and six homers en route to earning 2010 Alabama Sports Writers All-State honors... An AISA All-Star Game selection, also garnered All-Region and All-Bi-City accolades in 2010...The left-handed hitting catcher earned an invite to the Under Armour-Baseball Factory National Tryout Event, where he was tabbed a top prospect.
Personal Son of Kirk and Janet Aldridge...His father, Kirk, was a member of the U.S. National Hockey team...His uncle, Keith played one season (1999-2000) with the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League...Plans to major in international business.